Southern ham biscuits make a delicious recipe. These ham biscuits are perfect as appetizers when entertaining or for a family brunch.

Ham biscuits have graced Southern tables for generations. Every Southern belle includes these little ham biscuits in her menu for entertaining whether showers, holidays, or tailgating. This weekend, we were invited to our friend’s home to cheer along during the Auburn / Alabama football game. I considered taking spiced nuts, stuffed mushrooms, chicken wings, deviled eggs, or spiced caramel apple dip, but then I knew ham biscuits would be the perfect party fare.

I was right. They are always a delicious part of every event where they are a part of the menu.

My family doesn’t always love the poppy seed mustard spread, so I serve it as a side spread to be added to biscuits if guests wish to use it. It’s a delicious strong spread that I’ve found best to allow guests to add rather than placing on all.

Here’s how I make them.

Southern Ham Biscuits

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Southern ham biscuits make a delicious recipe. These ham biscuits are perfect as appetizers when entertaining or for a family brunch.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12


  • 1 recipe buttermilk biscuits
  • 10 slices ham, sliced, cut into 2 ” pieces
  • 12 slices cheddar cheese, cut into fourths
  • 4 tablespoons butter, softened

Poppy Seed Spread (Optional)

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion, or 2 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard


  • Prepare Southern buttermilk biscuits according to recipe directions.
  • Cut biscuits with 2″ to 2 1/2″ biscuit cutter.
  • Bake biscuits according to recipe instructions.
  • Split biscuits, spread with butter, place cheese slice, two to three ham pieces, and another cheese slice on one half of the biscuit. Top with the other half of the biscuit.
  • Serve with optional poppy seed mustard spread.

Poppy Seed Spread (Optional)

  • Mix together the melted butter, poppy seeds, grated onion, Worcestershire sauce, and Dijon mustard until all are well combined.


 I prefer to use Virginia or a Smithfield ham that has been baked and sliced.


Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 528mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 379IU | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.


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  1. Wow. I had no idea I was craving these until I saw yours… BRILLIANT!! Loving how easy yet delicious these are… you are the best!

  2. I am a midwestern girl by birth, but have always had a heart for the south. Especially when it comes to food! This is a great recipe. I just bookmarked it to make soon!

  3. I love this little spread Robyn…I’m totally busting these out at a get together. And that poppy seed spread sounds delish. 🙂

  4. I just found your site and looks amazing and easy. I have downloaded so many of your recipes and will be trying out soon. Shall let you know the outcome!